The 59 communes of the appellation are for the most part concentrated in the south of the département the length of the “Cotes des Bar” (from the Celtic “Bar”, meaning peak), between Bar-sur-Seine and Bar-sur-Aube, with a prolongation onto the slopes of Montgueux that overlook Troyes and, and to the northwest near Villenauxe-la-Grande.
For the best view of them, take the Champagne Tourist Route from Bar-sur-Aube to Bar-sur-Seine to the region of Riceys (that also produces the famous rosé des Riceys). The route passes through charming towns and villages where you can stop and taste in the cellars. There are also many visits such as the Abbey of Clairvaux, Bayel Crystal, the wine centre at Essoyes and the Nigoland leisure park at Dolancourt.
The Champagne Tourist Route has its own signposting system and the winegrowers there are ready with their welcome.
Some of them display the sign “point d’accueil” (reception point), attributed by a jury of professionals in the tourism and wine industries. For the visitor it is a guarantee of quality: for the welcome, the equipment and the explanations given.
The Champagne Festival in the Aube is organised each year, usually around the end of July.
It takes place successively over a weekend in the major areas and villages in the Champagne sector.
Its special feature: the “passport” tasting glass that can be bought that allows you to visit and taste for free throughout the weekend.